Facebook’s React Native gets backing from Microsoft and Samsung – Facebook announced that both Microsoft and Samsung have committed to bringing React Native to Windows 10 and Tizen, respectively. This means developers will soon be able to use React Native to write apps for the Universal Windows Platform (and for the Universal Windows Platform, that may also mean that more developers will now support it, too). Samsung’s Tizen HTML5-based platform mostly powers Smart TVs and smartwatches, so this opens up a new market for these apps, as well.
Inside Microsoft’s build-a-bot strategy – Microsoft Research, its Developer Experience team and its Applications and Services Group are all building out pieces of the company's evolving bot platform. Here's what's under the hood.
Android Studio 2.0 is out #android – As the official IDE from Google, Android Studio includes everything you need to build an app, including a code editor, code analysis tools, emulators and more. This new and stable version of Android Studio has fast build speeds and a fast emulator with support for the latest Android version and Google Play Services.
Deep Learning – free book from MIT Press – The Deep Learning textbook is a resource intended to help students and practitioners enter the field of machine learning in general and deep learning in particular. The online version of the book is now complete and will remain available online for free. The print version will be available for sale soon.
No Joking: No-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux is Now Available for Developers – No, last night’s news wasn’t an early April Fool’s Day joke: Red Hat Enterprise Linux is now available through a no-cost developer subscription as part of the Red Hat Developers Program. All that’s needed is an email address to register for the program and developers then have access to not only Red Hat Enterprise Linux